On January 9th District 1 County Commissioner candidate Dasha Lundy will hold her official campaign kick off event at 3814 Martin Luther King, Jr Avenue in the Burlington neighborhood of East Knoxville from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
Dasha Lundy announced her campaign last month and is eager to continue her leadership capabilities in order to move Knoxville forward and continue serving East Knoxville and the future of historically black Knoxville College.
Lundy faces her incumbent Evelyn Gill who currently serves as the elected District 1 commissioner and Reginald Jackson who recently announced his bid for candidacy.
She states her vision for Knoxville is:
-Collaborate with the Community, Businesses and the local Governmental entities by forming alliances to foster better communication in order to support our growing population.
-Create opportunities for businesses to become more sustainable.
-Champion with the Knox County School Board in order to give adequate funding that will support teachers and students.
Dasha Lundy was born and raised in East Knoxville and still resides in the area. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chemistry from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She also has a Master’s and Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from Tennessee State University and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, respectively. She is currently active in many organizations including Burlington Residents Association (Past President), Board of Trustee for Knoxville College, Commissioner for the City of Knoxville Historic Zoning Commission, Board Member of the East Tennessee Community Design Center, Board Member of the East Knoxville Business and Professional Association and many other community organizations. She is passionate about Education, Community Development and Economic Development. Lundy wants to advocate for District 1 to have access to the necessary resources in order for it to be a safe place to live, work and play for everyone regardless of race, gender, and/or socioeconomic class. In order for her advocacy to be effective, she believes it is time for the people of District 1 to unite and work together to create a plan that will uplift everyone. A leader’s role is to use their influence to bring people together to do great things. She wants to remind the people who chose to live in District 1 that “We must come together to find common ground, so we can create 1 Vision to make District 1 the best District. Therefore, Dr. Lundy’s campaign theme is “We are 1”. It is time for District 1 to reach its highest potential by working together to find solutions to the problems.
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